one thing we can be sure is that the music you will hear clearly belongs to the twenty first century. there are some touches of indietronica, atmospheres of dreampop, and sincerity of intimate emoish songwriting. just sit down on your back, look at the starry sky and start to fly with your blurry eyes.
justin langlois and erin fortier are the two folk behind the london apartments. embracing technology alongside bedroom pop songwriting ethics, the london apartments' eyes light up under the glow of computer screen and delay pedal LEDs, while their hands fill with guitar and synth surrounded with glitchloops and drum-machine rhythms. close your eyes and breathe in these sounds.
this collection was recorded as summer was winding down and the air was becomming crisp in a small bedroom in the county of southern ontario. weeks of romance and nights spent on children's playgrounds under stars shaped these sounds into the songs they are. as time would have her way with the youth in love, these weeks lifted off the ground and flew faster than the wind would blow. september began a new start to a dying season, but it was the most beautiful time in memory. finishing touches were gently placed onto the songs and called complete as the first leaf changed from green to orange falling ever-so softly kissing her cheek.
The piano work is nice. A mix of very languid and mellow, yet at the same time somewhat upbeat. Dreamy and coarse; a little of a study in opposites.
December 26, 2010 Subject:
I never knew this existed. If only I had known what I was missing...
I've been a fan of The London Apartments ever since hearing their release on racewillbegin (http://www.archive.org/details/rwb005). I never knew their music was released on SiS before now. Twas a great discovery.
...Pardon my use of 'twas!'
August 16, 2007 Subject:
I really like what I'm hearing here. Intresting glitchy beats, well layered sounds and, as has been said, pretty great sigur ros reminisent vocals.
Excellent work and definately worth the download.
April 17, 2007 Subject:
A promising record. They work with genre-clichés, but do it well, and also they add their own ideas.
Circuit is the best song, but the overall effect is very pleasent.
May 25, 2006 Subject:
Interesting beats, nice arrangements... pretty interesting vocals.
A good listen!
December 20, 2005 Subject:
As the others have said, well structured and very nice vocals. It's refreshing to see some better quality recordings around the Archive.
October 8, 2005 Subject:
streetlights are soldiers.. such a poetic song.. nice voice and songstructure.. Awesome!!
September 22, 2005 Subject:
This is a great ep. I really liked their contribution on the Sutemos compilation and now I find this gem. The broken beats, fragile vocals and the beautiful guitars worked great for me. I think I can predicth this will get loads of playtime here the next months
March 14, 2005 Subject:
Who said that shoegazer is dead ?
It is not, definitely. While LA might not be the next My Bloody Valentine or Slowdive, whatever they're doing is certainly beyond amateurish bedroom music. There are whispering vocals (very similar to Sigur Ros), guitars and overall dreamy sound, certainly reminding of many shoegaze bands of early to mid 90s.
March 14, 2005 Subject:
i love it
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